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Notice of Application for Transfer of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble March 31, 2004.

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:

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a. Application Type: Transfer of License.

b. Project No.: 2608-028.

c. Date Filed: March 3, 2004, supplemented March 18, 2004.

d. Applicants: FiberMark North America, Inc. (FiberMark/Transferor) and A & D Hydro, Inc. (A & D/Transferee).

e. Name of Project: West Springfield.

f. Location: On the Westfield River, in Hampden County, Massachusetts. The project does not utilize federal lands.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.

h. Applicants Contact: Bruce Moore, FiberMark North America, Inc., 161 Wellington Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301, (802) 257-5902 (Transferor); Thomas Tarpey, A & D Hydro, Inc., 55 Union Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, (617) 367-0032 (Transferee).

i. FERC Contact: Regina Saizan, (202) 502-8765.

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: May 3, 2004.

All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper; see 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site under the “e-Filing” link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. Please include the project number (P-2608-028) on any comments or motions filed.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners filing a document with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervener files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency.

k. Description of Transfer: FiberMark and A & D jointly seek Commission approval to transfer the license for the West Springfield Hydroelectric Project No. 2608 from FiberMark to A & D. The application also seeks approval of the already-completed transfer from the original licensee, FiberMark DSI, Inc. (DSI), to FiberMark. The application states that on December 31, 2002, FiberMark acquired all of the assets of DSI (which as a result has been dissolved and has ceased to exist), but FiberMark and DSI inadvertently failed to seek prior Commission approval of their transfer.

l. Locations of Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the addresses in item h. above.

m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.

n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene—Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application.

o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “PROTEST”, OR “MOTION TO INTERVENE”, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.

p. Agency Comments—Federal, State, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E4-776 Filed 4-6-04; 8:45 a.m.]

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